Speaking to SiriusXM host Jenny Hutt during a recent episode of her “Just Jenny” show, Metz offered up some inspiring words about celebrity body-shaming and body inclusivity in Hollywood, defending celebrities like Lady Gaga and Kesha and praising other plus-sized actresses like Melissa McCarthy and Rebel Wilson.
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“It’s concerning because it’s more about the mental, being unhealthy mentally and emotionally," Metz explained about body shaming. "That’s what’s concerning. I don’t know their plight, I don’t know their issues and it’s very easy to say “oh she’s too skinny” or you hear people say that I’m too fat or I’m too whatever. So I would hope that there’s conversations about it."
Lady Gaga was recently body shamed after her flawless Super Bowl 51 halftime performance, and Metz did her part to shut the haters down.
“Ok, that made me bonkers, bananas, crazy. How is someone fat if they’re not fat? I want to see someone else get on that damn stage and do what she did!” Metz said. “I think what happens and really what the core of the issue is that we project all of our stuff and our crap onto other people. And if we’re really genuinely happy with ourselves and love ourselves, you can’t talk shit about other people. You can’t be hateful because you love yourself.
“And we are extensions of each other. We are all connected.”
The actress also discussed singer Kesha, who recently made news after emails were submitted to a court in which producer Dr. Luke allegedly made comments about her weight.
"I know Kesha was given so much grief about her weight, and like she looks great!" Metz said. "Leave her alone. And she’s healthy.”
Metz also praised actresses like Melissa McCarthy, Rebel Wilson and Gabby Sidibe, noting the importance of plus-size women in Hollywood.
"They're like pioneering this way that art is finally catching up to life," Metz explained. "And women and people alike are seeing themselves on TV and in movies.. and I love that with Melissa it is never an issue about her weight, it's like "you're freaking hilarious and talented let's talk about that." So eventually I think that will happen for me."
"And right now I think it's so important that we're having these conversations because when you're knowledgeable about something the fear goes away, and so many people are like afraid of fat people," she continued. "It's crazy and I hate to say that but until we educate people, until we figure out what the real issue is people are going to be afraid of it. So I am so happy and grateful that those women and men alike, although it's much it's much more acceptable for men to be overweight."